BSHS 312 - Week 3 - Complete

BSHS 312 - Week 3 - Complete
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BSHS 312 - Week 3 - Complete

DQ1.After reading the text chapters for this week, please discuss autonomy as presented by cognitive theorists. How might you work with a client to increase their sense of personal autonomy? Be sure to include examples whenever possible to ensure we understand.


DQ2.After reading the text chapters for this week, reflect on your own concrete thinking. What kinds of all-or-nothing thinking have you detected in yourself? Do you have specific assumptions about future clients that may impact your work? How will you confront your own personal concrete thought patterns? Be sure to provide examples to the level you feel comfortable.

(For those providing feedback, please pre-read before posting to ensure your questions or feedback are supportive, thought-provoking or introspective and not aggressive or judgmental).


What “positive addictions” do you practice? Please distinguish between what makes something an addiction and what is something you enjoy doing frequently. When reflecting on potential negative impacts, what could be some of the drawbacks of your positive addiction(s)?


Individual Assignment - Behavioral Theories Quiz  

Complete the Behavioral Theories quiz.


Individual Assignment - Site Visit Report       

Visit a site (a physical location) such as a women’s shelter, a halfway house, a hospital, an agency, or the human services department of a company, where behavioral or cognitive-behavioral techniques or programs are used. Alternately, a phone interview may be conducted, however you will miss out on the opportunity to network professionally. Reviews of websites are NOT sufficient.

Talk with human services workers or the contact person about their programs that employ behavioral or cognitive interventions or models. Some areas to explore:

Make a physical visit to a site that you have no prior association with – you have not worked there, have no personal contacts there (family or friends) nor have you been a client there [unless prior approval from faculty]. Some sample sites include a women’s shelter, a halfway house, a hospital, an alcohol or drug treatment agency, or the human services department of a company, where behavioral and/or cognitive-behavioral techniques or programs are used.  It is NOT sufficient to research a facility online. Talk with human services workers or the contact person about their programs that employ behavioral and/or cognitive interventions or models. If you are unable to visit in person, then you need to schedule a phone interview. By scheduling the interview, you are assured the person will spend time with you to answer your questions as opposed to catching whoever answers the phone and hoping they can answer one or two before hanging up. Some areas to explore:

o       What population participates in the program?

o       Who presents the program or interventions? Who provides the services and what are the qualifications of the service providers?

o       How is the effectiveness of their interventions measured?

o       How did they determine a need for the program? Were any needs assessments conducted?

o       Do they have plans for other programs or interventions which use behavioral or cognitive models and techniques?

o       What other models and theories are represented in their programs?

Submit a 3-4-page (350 words per page) report on your visit, detailing the information you gathered and briefly describing your reactions and feelings about the program including any recommendations you may have. Write in APA format and be sure to use personal communication citations for data obtained through the interview or site visit.

As professionals in the field, we have ALL had to conduct interviews with agencies, we have all had to conduct site visits and we have all had to learn about services available in our community. Therefore, if you present yourself professionally and give your audience a guideline of how much time you need, they often will try to make time for you. However, because of our accelerated program, they may not realize it has to be completed this week. Be informative, highlight that you are in an accelerated program and are hoping, “as busy as they are” that they can accommodate your request this week.


Learning Team Assignment - Model or Theory of Helping Presentation          

Choose a model or theory of helping which is not addressed in the class and get approval for the topic from the faculty member. Make sure that you have chosen a topic on which adequate research and writing is available to support your presentation.

Each Learning Team member must be involved and contribute to the development of the presentations, and each student’s part must be documented.

Include the following information in your presentation:

•           The history of the development of the theory;

•           the beliefs on which it is based;

•           the important contributors or practitioners of the theory;

•           the theory of helping;

•           the relationship between the helper and the client;

•           some techniques or approaches developed;

•           the kinds of problems addressed;

•           the populations on which the techniques are used;

•           multicultural issues in using these approaches; and

•           research findings on the model or theory.

The presentation must be 12 – 16 slides in length and may include short videotapes demonstrating theory-based tools or role-play demonstrations.

The presentation will be evaluated by the faculty member and the class members. Organization, completeness, competency of the presenters, and use of visual or written aids will be evaluated.

Present the Presentation on a Model or Theory of Helping, posting in both the ASSIGNMENTS Tab AND under the relevant thread in the MAIN Forum.


Learning Team Assignment - Behavioral Tools Report

Create a 2-page report on any behavioral tools you believe will be helpful for yourselves and for your classmates. Include a description of each tool, how you believe it might be useful, and the reason you chose to include it in the report. The report will be included in your Resource Files; you may want to ask other Learning Teams for their reports, as well.